18 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

18 days in Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
2
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Assisi, Italy
— 1 night
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
6
Verona, Italy
— 1 night
7
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
8
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights


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3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rome trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Port Elizabeth, South Africa to Rome is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Port Elizabeth in December, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Rome: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at Museo della Carta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then ponder the design of Fontana Cap e Ciuccio, then don't miss a visit to Ruga Nova Mercatorum (Via dei Mercanti), and finally make a trip to Le Ville di Ravello. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo, contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello, take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Principessa di Piemonte, pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, then stop by Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Giovanni del Toro.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ravello vacation planner.

Getting from Rome to Ravello by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Rome in December, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Amalfi, Minori
Highlights from your plan
Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma ©
Museo della Carta ©
Museo della Carta
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

1
night
Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Eremo delle Carceri, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, learn about winemaking at Azienda Agraria Saio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cripta di San Francesco.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Assisi day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Assisi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, subway, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Ravello in December, with highs in Assisi at 11°C and lows at 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at L’importuno di Michelangelo, make a trip to Palazzo Vecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then admire the masterpieces at Museo della Misericordia di Firenze, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

Getting from Assisi to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In December, daytime highs in Florence are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and finally browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Milan trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in December, things will get a bit cooler in Milan: highs are around 9°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

1
night
Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio, then experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, and finally make a trip to Piazza Bra.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Verona online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Verona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Verona sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Venice are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Athens trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Athens takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Venice in December; daily highs in Athens reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology ©
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens

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